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I call it a Magic Travel Scooter

Hilton London Metropole on a Scooter
Written by Kirstie Pelling

I call it a Magic Travel Scooter

Kirstie Profile SmallWould you like your kids to carry their own luggage? Well this innovative family travel luggage solution will have them begging you to let them. It’s like a kids backpack on wheels. SCOOTER wheels! Yes, the Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter is like having a personal travelator for the kids; and if it doesn’t make them carry their own case then nothing will…  

Your kids will WANT to lug their own luggage

As you drag a weighty set of cases, plus a weighty set of kids through yet another airport, do you long to glide like a family of ducks? Now you can, or at least your child can, with the help of Microscooters UK who now stock what has to be one of the best kid’s luggage solution we’ve come across – the Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter. But what exactly is it? Well, it’s a kind of scooter magic.

What is a Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter?

A Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter is a backpack. And a scooter. And a backpack on a scooter. It’s so flexible and cunningly adaptable that Q might have invented it. If Microscooter hadn’t got there first. Hannah checked it out for us on a spy themed trip to London recently and reckoned the only thing she might give it up for was a Lamborghini. Watch this video and see how many of its different guises the scooter appears in.

The stylish scooter

The Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter comes in two styles: a girlish ‘floral dot’ and more boyish ‘trainers’, both with scooter foot decks that match the backpack, for the ultimately stylish kid. The scooter is one of the Swiss designed, rugged and durable Maxi scooters. The three wheels make it very stable, provide lean and steer scooting and mean the scooter and backpack don’t fall over when you let go. An adjustable handlebar means it suits heights from 110 – 152cm, making it suited for children aged 6-12 with weights up to 50kg. The really cool thing is its flexibility though. Your child can scoot with the special backpack clipped safely to the scooter, scoot wearing the backpack or leave the backpack behind and just go scooting! And after a few minutes instruction it’s child’s play to switch between modes.

Maxi Luggage Scooter

Maxi Luggage Scooter

The flexible backpack

The backpack is specially designed to use with the scooter. It’s big enough to carry school books and PE kits or enough clothes for a sleepover or short break. It has two separate large zipped compartments, each with internal pockets for organising things. It can be worn as a regular little rucksack or combined with the scooter handle to become a wheely backpack using special wheels built into the backpack. It also has a special third internal pocket that allows you to load your scooter deck and handle into the backpack so you can carry your scooter on your back when you’re tired or where scooting’s not allowed. The separate pocket and pull out cover ensure dirt from your scooter doesn’t get into your luggage.

The verdict

Having tried this out on our spy themed trip to London, we think it’s a very neat piece of kit. It’s practical, versatile and makes kids want to carry their own luggage. It would be a cool way to get to school too. What do you think? Is this the kind of travel cool your kids would like? Do leave a comment and let us know. If you’d like to buy one, the Maxi Micro Luggage Scooter is available from Amazon here or you can buy direct from Microscooters UK.

More family travel tips

For more family travel tips check out our recent post on sending the kids packing, packed itself with useful tips and videos on how to teach and encourage kids to pack light and pack right.

Teaching Kids the Art of Packing

Teaching Kids the Art of Packing

Disclosure Note: This post was brought to you in a collaboration with Microscooters UK who provided a scooter for the purpose of this review. The scooting and spy skills are all Hannah’s own. The words and opinions are, as ever, entirely our own. 

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the Editor of The Family Adventure Project. A professional writer and poet, she's the creative and journalistic force behind many of the stories and features published here. She's a co-founder and co-director of The Family Adventure Project and also works as the #poetinmotion producing and performing poetry for print, video and live performance.

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